Saturday, June 28, 2014

Hearts on a Stem

I understand now
how Robert Farrar Capon 
wrote an entire chapter
about one brown onion.

Likewise, a cursed, 
common weed 
captivated me 
for hours. 

shoots through
pregnant parchment 
ripe bellies 
bursting with seeds. 

Oh, the minutiae of hearts -- 
veins, wrinkled chambers 
and a breaking line 
down the center 
where love spills out -- 
unlocking the gates of Eden.